A Divine Delusion

Bibek Debroy

How the gods triumphed over Bhandasura and other demons

Rewards of Devotion

Making a pledge that only Shiva can fulfil

Saint and Sinner

Stories from Rajasthan about gods, ghosts and humans

The Ocean of Compassion

Shiva can be reached even if one worships without mantras

Colours are Sacred, Never Skin Deep

These colours also stand for various human races

Gods and Godmen

The rise of the spiritual market has been marked by open political leanings and reduced immunity for criminal activities

The Cult of Hanuman

Political masculinity gets a divine mascot

The Day of the Goddesses

Telangana hosts India’s biggest carnival of tribal counterculture. Open chronicles the faith and frenzy on the river Godavari


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